Nonpartisan... Just LikeThe NonPartisan League?
I've been hearing a lot lately about the concept of "nonpartisan" which I believe is a misnomer and is not only non-existent but in fact impossible considering human nature and the way our brains work.
But, much to my surprise there is such a thing and there is even a league of nonpartisans.
Neither Democrat nor Republican, these independent thinking nonpartisans are the wave of the future unlike anything we have ever seen before.
Just imagine a world where there is no left or right, no Democrats or Republicans, only that heavenly nirvana where everything is beautiful and gray... no poor or hungry, no rich and greedy either, just the bliss of being nonpartisan.
WIKIPEDIA- The Nonpartisan League was formed in 1915 by former Socialist Party organizer A. C. Townley.
"Although it began as a faction within the Republican Party, the NPL merged with the Democratic Party of North Dakota in 1956. The Executive Committee of the NPL still formally exists within the party structure of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL headed by former State Senator S. F. "Buckshot" Hoffner (D-NPL, Esmond), Chairman and former Lt. Governor Lloyd B. Omdahl, Secretary."
And THAT ladies and gentlemen is about as close to nonpartisan as you will ever get... which is to say there is no such thing as nonpartisanship and EVEN a group named the "Nonpartisan League" is actually just another partisan political group pretending not to be.
(Photo above of Nonpartisan League's Woodsworth, James Shaver
Nonpartisan League's Woodsworth was the best known of the reform-minded Social Gospel ministers and led many of them into the politics of democratic socialism - courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-55449)